CommunicAsia2016, EnterpriseIT2016 and BroadcastAsia2016: A View of a Digital Future

CommunicAsia2016, EnterpriseIT2016 and BroadcastAsia2016 Opened Today With a View of a Digital Future

Asia’s leading infocomm technology and broadcasting industry event gathers leading innovators to showcase and discuss the latest in Smart Technology

Robots, Virtual Reality, Drones, and Smart Devices – these are the innovations fueled by digital transformation that will pave the way of Asia Pacific’s future. With digitisation and smart technologies enhancing productivity, these innovations form the heart of CommunicAsia2016, EnterpriseIT2016 and BroadcastAsia2016 which opens today, from 31 May to 3 June 2016, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

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From taxi bookings, travel lodging to courier arrangements, digital transformation which includes integration is at the heart of businesses’ and consumers’ lives today. On the back of digitalisation, bringing together the movers and shakers in the world of information and communications technology (ICT) and media, the event will gather about 1,800 exhibitors and 34 international pavilions from 53 countries and regions, bringing innovations critical for digital transformation in the region.

“Disruptive models from businesses like Uber and Netflix – who are speakers of this year’s events – have propelled organisations’ into innovating and reinventing themselves to stay ahead in a digitally transformed world. The programme for CommunicAsia2016, EnterpriseIT2016 and BroadcastAsia2016 presents participants with cutting-edge technology from robotics, Internet of Things (IoT) manifestations, virtual reality (VR) and more, alongside topical, forward-thinking conversations led by industry thought leaders,” said Lindy Wee, Chief Executive, Singapore Exhibition Services.

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Gabriel Lim, CE-designate of the IMDA and Co-Managing Director of IDA said, “We are moving into an exciting digital future, marked by connectivity and creativity, which will bring about exciting possibilities for Singapore. The new IMDA will help Singapore seize these opportunities, by implementing the Infocomm Media 2025 masterplan, and creating a vibrant and globally competitive ICM sector here. CommunicAsia and BroadcastAsia are important shows that bring different parts of the ICM ecosystem together, creating platforms for individuals and companies to take the ICM sector to new frontiers. We look forward to working with our international partners and industry stakeholders to create a brighter future for us all.”

BroadcastAsia2016 unveils content from core to beyond boundaries
Content consumption has experienced an incredible shift with the influx of new content creation methods and delivery strategies. With broadcasters and content providers across Asia battle for viewers and look for innovative ways to monetise their content, BroadcastAsia2016 will bring together top industry service providers to showcase an entire ecosystem of the latest end-to-end solutions needed to stay ahead of the curve.
On spotlight are new innovations from first time exhibitors such as CISCO, Dell, Tata Communications, Level3 Communications and Hyku. For instance, Dell is showcasing how content experiences can be rejuvenated with the latest in 360 degree VR capabilities, and Hyku, social TV application with patented second-screen sync technology designed to better connect and engaged hyper-connected consumers of today.

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Consumer expectations in the region increasingly present new challenges to provide more convenient and reliable access to content. Building on the success of its debut last year, the popular TV Everywhere! Zone returns with an emphasis on OTT and multiscreen solutions and explore the entire value chain of non-linear broadcasting.
In addition to the TV Everywhere! Zone, attendees can explore other themed zones, including the Cinematography/Film/Production Technology Zone – where exhibitors are demonstrating the latest motion picture production tools and software capabilities – and the Post Production Hub where industry experts will share their knowledge and experience using technology showcased at BroadcastAsia2016. Oscar nominated, multi Grammy-nominated producer of soundtracks, classical and jazz recordings and former Senior Vice President of Sony BMG Masterworks, Christopher Craker will be a part of the lineup at the Post Production Hub, as well as award winning sound designer and composer of The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit, King Kong, Dave Whitehead.

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